Melanoplus keeleri is most common in the Black Hills of northeast
Wyoming where it prefers areas of sparsely forested prairies. It is never
very abundant. Eggs overwinter in the soil. Adults were collected from
late July to mid August. This grasshopper is a mixed feeder preferring
forbs. Its economic importance in Wyoming is unknown.
Ref: Capinera and Sechrist 1982.
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